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John Cheever
  • Name: John Cheever
  • Born: 05/27/1912
  • Died: 06/18/1982 (70 years old)
  • Occupation: Writer, novelist

John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called “the Chekhov of the suburbs.” His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born, and Italy, especially Rome. His short stories included “The Enormous Radio”, “Goodbye, My Brother”, “The Five-Forty-Eight”, “The Country Husband”, and “The Swimmer”, and he also wrote four novels, comprising The Wapshot Chronicle (National Book Award, 1958),
The Wapshot Scandal (William Dean Howells Medal, 1965), Bullet Park (1969), Falconer (1977) and a novella Oh What a Paradise It Seems (1982).

Birth Name: John William Cheever

Awards: Pulitzer Prize (1979), National Book Critics Circle Award (1981)

Genre: Short story, fiction

Birth Place: Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.

Death Place: Ossining, New York, U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

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